Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"New York Interior" by Edward Hooper  (1921); medium used: Oil on Canvas

This painting entitled "New York Interior" by Edward Hooper, created in 1921 intrigues me because it is a painting from the perspective of looking at someone who is sitting down with their back towards you. We can tell that the artist wants us to be focuses on the females back because he uses white to contrast the rest of the solid colors in this painting. the subtle use of red in the bottom left corner takes your attention away for the female for a bit because of the high contrast. Overall, personally this painting gives off an offsetting atmosphere because we cant see her face and the arm that is raised seems so stiff, even though she might be sewing something, there is a lack of motion in this painting. 

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